Just like everyone anticipated Motorola and Verizon has officially unveiled the new Droid line-up. Consisting of three smartphones, the Motorola Droid Ultra, Motorola Droid Maxx, and Motorola Droid Mini, the new portfolio of devices is already up for pre-order at Verizon with prices ranging from $99 to $299.
All three aforementioned smartphones were subjects of leaks over the past couple of weeks, thus we can say we knew almost everything about them even before they were officially introduced by Motorola and Verizon.
As usual, the Motorola Droid Maxx is the battery beast of the line-up, promising an impressive 48 hours of battery life, compared to the 32 hours of the previous generation. That’s just amazing on a market where the smartphones can barely stay awake from morning until night on a single charge.
The Moto Droid Maxx is 137.5 mm tall, 71.2 mm wide, and has a weight of 167 grams. Even though it comes with a battery larger than the one of its predecessor, keeping the same kevlar back, the Motorola Droid Maxx is only 8.5 mm thin. Even though it’s not the thinnest smartphone out there, the 8.5 mm profile is something I could live with considering its impressive battery stamina.
The new smartphone sports a 5-inch display, which has become the standard of the Android high-end smartphone market, but unlike its rivals, the Xperia Z, Galaxy S4, and HTC One, the Droid Max only comes with an HD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 294 ppi pixel density.
Motorola Droid Maxx is underpinned by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Pro chipset with a dual-core Krait CPU clocked at 1.7 GHz and Adreno 320 GPU. Just like all the new members of the Droid tribe, the Droid Maxx also sports the new eight-core Motorola X8 processor with four graphic processing cores, one for contextual awareness, one for natural language, and two dedicated to application processing.
The Droid Maxx technical specifications list also includes 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and all the connectivity features worthy of a modern smartphone like EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps, LTE; HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC chip, and microUSB 2.0.
The smartphone is running almost-stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, along with some Moto-specific features like Quick Capture, touchless control, and Droid Command.
Motorola Droid Maxx also comes with a 10 megapixel camera mounted on the back with autofocus, LED flash, Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, and full HD video recording support. The front-facing camera is a 2 megapixel unit, which will be the perfect tool for video calls.
Just like its two brothers the Motorola Droid Maxx is available for pre-order at Verizon, priced $299 on a two year contract. The battery beast is $100 more expensive than the Droid Ultra, but I think that the 3,500 mAh battery it’s worth it. The fist Droid Maxx units will be shipped to the customers that pre-ordered them on August 20th.
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